Introduced Version






SENATE BILL No. 208

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 9-24.

Synopsis: Medical alert on licenses or identification cards. Provides that if an applicant for a driver's license, a learner's permit, or an identification card submits information concerning the applicant's medical condition to the bureau of motor vehicles, the bureau shall include an identifying symbol and a summary of the information on the driver's license, learner's permit, or identification card.

Effective: July 1, 2006.





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    January 9, 2006, read first time and referred to Committee on Commerce and Transportation.







Introduced

Second Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2006)


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SENATE BILL No. 208



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning motor vehicles.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 9-24-11-5; (06)IN0208.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 9-24-11-5, AS AMENDED BY P.L.123-2005, SECTION 3, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006]: Sec. 5. (a) A permit or license issued under this chapter must bear the distinguishing number assigned to the permittee or licensee, and must contain:
        (1) the name of the permittee or licensee;
        (2) the date of birth of the permittee or licensee;
        (3) the mailing address or residence address of the permittee or licensee;
        (4) a brief description of the permittee or licensee;
        (5) if the permittee or licensee is less than eighteen (18) years of age at the time of issuance, the dates on which the permittee or licensee will become:
            (A) eighteen (18) years of age; and
            (B) twenty-one (21) years of age;
        (6) if the permittee or licensee is at least eighteen (18) years of age but less than twenty-one (21) years of age at the time of

issuance, the date on which the permittee or licensee will become twenty-one (21) years of age; and
        (7) except as provided in subsection (c), for the purpose of identification, a:
            (A) photograph; or
            (B) computerized image;
        of the permittee or licensee;
and additional information that the bureau considers necessary, including a space for reproduction of the signature of the permittee or licensee. If the permittee or licensee has not indicated to the bureau under IC 9-24-9-2 that the Social Security number shall be the distinguishing number to be used, the Social Security number may not be shown on the permit or license.
    (b) In carrying out this section, the bureau shall obtain the equipment necessary to provide the photographs and computerized images for permits and licenses as provided in subsection (a).
    (c) The following permits or licenses do not require a photograph or computerized image:
        (1) Temporary motorcycle learner's permit issued under IC 9-24-8.
        (2) Motorcycle learner's permit issued under IC 9-24-8.
        (3) Operator's license reissued under IC 9-24-12-6.
    (d) The bureau may provide for the omission of a photograph or computerized image from any other license or permit if there is good cause for the omission.
    (e) The information contained on the permit or license as required by subsection (a)(5) or (a)(6) for a permittee or licensee who is less than twenty-one (21) years of age at the time of issuance shall be printed perpendicular to the bottom edge of the permit or license.
    (f) This subsection applies to a permit or license issued after June 30, 2006, and before July 1, 2011. At the request of the permittee or licensee and if the permittee or licensee provides documentation from a medical laboratory or a blood center (as defined in IC 16-41-12-3), the bureau shall include the permittee's or licensee's blood type, including the rhesus (Rh) factor with the information required by subsection (a) on the permit or license. The permittee or licensee is responsible for the accuracy of the blood type information submitted under this subsection.
     (g) This subsection applies to a permit or license issued after January 1, 2007. If the applicant for a permit or license submits information to the bureau concerning the applicant's medical condition, the bureau shall place an identifying symbol on the face

of the permit or license to indicate that the applicant has a medical condition of note. The bureau shall include information on the permit or license that briefly describes the medical condition of the holder of the permit or license. The information must be printed in a manner that alerts a person reading the permit or license to the existence of the medical condition.

SOURCE: IC 9-24-16-3; (06)IN0208.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 9-24-16-3, AS AMENDED BY P.L.123-2005, SECTION 4, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006]: Sec. 3. (a) An identification card must have the same dimensions and shape as a driver's license, but the card must have markings sufficient to distinguish the card from a driver's license.
    (b) The front side of an identification card must contain the following information about the individual to whom the card is being issued:
        (1) Full legal name.
        (2) Mailing address and, if different from the mailing address, the residence address.
        (3) Date of birth.
        (4) Date of issue and date of expiration.
        (5) Distinctive identification number or Social Security number, whichever is requested by the individual. If the individual has not requested that the Social Security number be the distinctive identification number to be used, the Social Security number may not be shown on the identification card.
        (6) Sex.
        (7) Weight.
        (8) Height.

        (9) Color of eyes and hair.
        (10) Reproduction of the signature of the individual identified.
        (11) Whether the individual is blind (as defined in IC 12-7-2-21(1)).
        (12) If the individual is less than eighteen (18) years of age at the time of issuance, the dates on which the individual will become:
            (A) eighteen (18) years of age; and
            (B) twenty-one (21) years of age.
        (13) If the individual is at least eighteen (18) years of age but less than twenty-one (21) years of age at the time of issuance, the date on which the individual will become twenty-one (21) years of age.
        (14) Photograph or computerized image.
    (c) The information contained on the identification card as required by subsection (b)(12) or (b)(13) for an individual who is less than twenty-one (21) years of age at the time of issuance shall be printed

perpendicular to the bottom edge of the permit or license.
    (d) This subsection applies to an identification card issued after June 30, 2006, and before July 1, 2011. At the request of an applicant for an identification card, and if the applicant for the identification card provides documentation from a medical laboratory or a blood center (as defined in IC 16-41-12-3), the bureau shall include the applicant's blood type, including the rhesus (Rh) factor with the information required by subsection (b) on the identification card. The applicant is responsible for the accuracy of the blood type information submitted under this subsection.
     (e) This subsection applies to an identification card issued after January 1, 2007. If the applicant for an identification card submits information to the bureau concerning the applicant's medical condition, the bureau shall place an identifying symbol on the face of the identification card to indicate that the applicant has a medical condition of note. The bureau shall include information on the identification card that briefly describes the medical condition of the holder of the card. The information must be printed in a manner that alerts a person reading the card to the existence of the medical condition.